Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [35] Fairytales!

This week's sidekick showcase is Fairytales!!! 
What an exciting challenge. I couldn't get enough Cinderella and Snow White when I was a little girl. Then I discovered Disney movies. Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorites and not for the typical reasons. I loved the Beast. Growly and mean and sad, but he had loyal friends. Sure they wanted the spell broken, but they cared for the master of the house. I've read Beastly and watched the movie, a modern day Beauty and the Beast and I enjoyed both, but they missed the mark on how cool Belle is and how gruff and secretly charming the beast is. So I choose the big furry jerk. (I found this drawing on the web.)
Beauty and Beast
“If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast? -Beauty & the Beast”
Walt Disney Company

Beast: You will join me for dinner!
Beast: That's not a request!
(quotes from the Disney movie)

[Belle is washing the Beast's wounds]
Beast: [roaring] Aaargh! That hurts!
Belle: If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much!
Beast: Well if you hadn't have run away, this wouldn't have happened.
Belle: If you hadn't *frightened* me, I wouldn't have run away!
Beast: Well *you* shouldn't have been in the west *wing*!
Belle: Well, *you* should learn to control your temper. Now, hold still. This might sting a little.
[presses cloth to wound; the beast growls in pain]
Belle: By the way, thank you for saving my life.
Beast: [stops growling] You're welcome.
(quotes from the Disney movie)

Now for my own sidekick portion of the showcase. My sister jumped around a lot with this one. At one point she went with a character from The Wizard of Oz because her favorite show Supernatural just had an Oz storyline. I guess Dorothy ran off into the sunset with a girl, which is plain cool. Then she said Three Blind Mice and I was about to throw a french fry at her (we were at lunch). Finally she picked Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan, how can I hit her with my attitude problem at that pick. He's practically Jesus in that story. So I LOVE her choice. My mom first went with Cinderella. Might have been because I made her listen to the movie record a million times when I was a girl. But she finally settled on the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. She also said the wolf looked a little like Matthew Mcconaughey. Imagine that.

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:
• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

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  1. The wolf looks like Matthew?? LOL That's hilarious right there. I LOVE the beast. He's such an amazing character. Not to mention the excellence that is the story of Beauty and the Beast. I really enjoyed the quotes that you shared. Fantastic choice!! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. My mom cracked me up with that one too. I realized after reading Brandee's post that a lot of us readers love the beast. Duh. He's gruff and awful but with heart. That's golden right there. Still a book girl, a jerk guy, fun music. Cartoon time!

  2. I love the quotes you've chosen, Robyn, and I think Beast is an awesome choice. I agree with you (and Brandee) that this fairytale is so great because it goes further than exterior beauty, and into the heart of the characters :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend, Robyn.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews